Speaker Battle Could Delay Payroll For House Staffers

Politico reports:

New guidelines sent to committees on Thursday and obtained exclusively by POLITICO lay out a messy, complicated process for how the speaker’s race will have a trickle-down effect on everything from paying committee staff to student loan repayments.

“Committees need to be aware that should a House Rules package not be adopted by end of business on January 13 no committee will be able to process payroll since the committee’s authority for the new Congress is not yet confirmed,” according to the memo sent out to House committees.

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